BEATRICE – A Gage County Judge has ruled probable cause exists to send the case of a Blue Springs man to district court.
A preliminary hearing was held this week for 28-year-old Dennis Burr, who faces charges in two criminal cases. He is charged with 2nd degree assault, attempt of a felony, intentional child abuse and two counts of making a terroristic threat. He also faces two misdemeanor criminal mischief charges.
Burr is scheduled to be arraigned in Gage County District Court, September 7th.
On July 3rd, deputies were sent to a reported assault in Blue Springs, at about 3:30 p.m. A 34-year-old woman reported that Dennis Burr had been chasing her around Blue Springs and Wymore, threatening to assault and kill her.
She said the suspect began pounding on the window of her vehicle while it was parked at a house, in Blue Springs. With the woman inside the car, was the ex-girlfriend of Burr and her own three-year-old daughter.
The woman told authorities she drove away because she feared for her safety and the safety of the other occupants of the car. The woman told deputies that when she stopped at a sign at Walnut and U.S. Highway 77, Burr rammed the rear of her Ford Focus, with his GMC Yukon, attempting to push the car into traffic on the highway. Burr then left the scene.
Law officers obtained an arrest warrant. Burr was arrested when a Nebraska State Trooper stopped his GMC, near Blue Springs.